Q&A: Should I Start Working in a Non-Related Field?

Question: I’ve recently graduated with a degree in specialisation ‘A’, but entry-level positions for this field are hard to come by. I’m thus considering applying for an entry-level position in specialisation ‘B’ to gain some work experience – is this a viable option?

Answer: Getting your foot in the door of the working world is one of the hardest challenges you’ll face over the course of your professional career, so don’t be disheartened if you find it hard to get a job as a fresh graduate.

After all, you’ll probably be competing against other jobseekers with relevant job experience, and job interviewers will always be more inclined to hire someone who won’t have to be trained and can hit the ground running. (Read More Here!)

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Job Gratification vs. Job Reward – Will You Perform Meaningless Work for High Pay?

By: Gerald Goh

Picture this scenario: you’ve being offered a handsome salary (say for instance, over $7,000 per month) to perform one (and only one) task each day, five days a week, and your working hours are from 9am to 5pm.

What’s your task, you may ask? You simply have to move a desk from location A to a nearby location B in the morning. At the end of the day, before you can knock off, you have to move the desk from location B back to its original spot in location A. You have no other roles or responsibilities and, in addition to your lunch hour, you can do as you please throughout the day provided you remain in the office.

Would you take up this job? (Read More Here!)

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Crushed Toy Cars and Childhood Ambitions

My Childhood Ambition

By Farhan Shah

It was tough pandering to my whimsical childhood ambitions. Some days, I woke up with the itch to be an inventor. I would deconstruct (and when I say deconstruct, I really mean destroy) all my toys and then, fix them together to form what my imagination made out to be a cake detector or a hover board.

Other days, I wanted to be a stunt driver, careening around dangerous corners at high speeds and attempting death-defying jumps that would leave the audience flabbergasted and begging for more.